Robert Small

Robert Small

Freelance Writer

Location
Sacramento, California Area
Industry
Writing and Editing

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Robert Small's Summary

Robert Small writes about the Sacramento Kings and Android operating system for Examiner.com He also writes about general news, business and sports for AOL's Patch.com in Sacramento. Covering the Kings since 2009, he is one of the top ranked NBA writers for Examiner.com. His writing experience covers newspaper, television and magazine and has also spent time in the radio industry.

Robert Small's Publications

  • Burkle bidding on AEG, still in pursuit of Kings

    • Examiner.com
    • February 1, 2013
    Authors: Robert Small

    Supermarket tycoon Ron Burkle is part of a group that will bid on arena operator Anschutz Entertainment Group. AEG pledged $59 million to help the Sacramento Kings build a downtown arena if the team doesn't move. Burkle is also trying to buy the Kings and keep the team from moving.

  • Polaroid introduces Android camera with interchangeable lens

    • Examiner.com
    • January 9, 2013
    Authors: Robert Small

    Polaroid introduced the iM1836 at 2013 International Consumer Electornics Showcase in Las Vegas It's the world's first camera that runs on Android 4.1 that features an interchangeable lens, Two other non-Android versions of the camera will be available.

Robert Small's Experience

Sacramento Kings Writer

AXS.com

Privately Held; 51-200 employees; Entertainment industry

October 2014Present (1 month)

Sacramento Kings, Apple & Android Writer

Examiner.com

Privately Held; 51-200 employees; Online Media industry

March 2011Present (3 years 8 months) Sacramento, California Area

Writes game recaps, features and news content regarding the Sacramento Kings on Examiner.com's NBA page. Writes content and reviews about the Apple and Android, including apps products and other news on the Gadgets & Tech page. Uses photos, slideshows and video to enhance content.

Jan. 5, 2013: Became the top-ranked NBA writer on Examiner.com.

Freelance Writer

Patch.com

Public Company; 1001-5000 employees; Internet industry

May 2011Present (3 years 6 months) Sacramento, California Area

Writes general news, business and sports content and takes photos for articles based in Fair Oaks, Carmichael, Elk Grove and Roseville, CA.

Athletics Department Videographer

Azusa Pacific University

Educational Institution; 1001-5000 employees; Higher Education industry

January 2012April 2012 (4 months) Azusa, CA

Filmed, edited, created headlines posted and promoted sports highlights using social media to accompany game recaps.

Freelance Writer

Sacramento Magazine

Privately Held; 11-50 employees; Publishing industry

September 2011September 2011 (1 month) Sacramento, California Area

Wrote a general interest story on Sacramento Kings guard and former college basketball star Jimmer Fredette that appeared in the September 2011 issue of Sacramento Magazine.

Sacramento Kings Writer

SacMidtown.com

October 2010April 2011 (7 months) Sacramento, California Area

Wrote weekly updates about the team that included recaps of the most recent games, rookie performances, the play of the week and a preview of the week ahead.

Freelancer

Associated Press

Nonprofit; 1001-5000 employees; Media Production industry

November 2010November 2010 (1 month) Sacramento, California Area

Replaced an absent freelancer to gather quotes from players and coaches before and after a game between the Sacramento Kings and Memphis Grizzlies.

KCRA-TV Channel 3 Sports Assistant (Intern)

Hearst Television

Privately Held; 1001-5000 employees; Broadcast Media industry

January 2010August 2010 (8 months) Sacramento, California Area

Wrote scripts for on-air talent and researched stories using the Associated Press’ news production system (ENPS), transferred video from XDCAM HD to DVCPRO and vice versa and edited video with AVID’s professional video editing equipment for on-air broadcasts.

Sacramento Kings' RekeROY Campaign Writer

The Sacramento Press

Privately Held; 1-10 employees; Online Media industry

December 2009April 2010 (5 months) Sacramento, California Area

Wrote for the Kings' Tyreke Evans for NBA Rookie of the Year campaign, attending games and practices and interviewing players, coaches and staff from home and visiting teams about Evans.

Sports 1140 KHTK-AM Intern

CBS Radio

Public Company; 10,001+ employees; Entertainment industry

August 2009December 2009 (5 months) Sacramento, California Area

Screened phone calls, gathered information from game contestants, ran errands for staff and escorted celebrity guests for "The Jim Kozimor Show" on Sports 1140 KHTK-AM (now CBS Sports 1140).

Intern

FOX40 News

Public Company; 51-200 employees; Broadcast Media industry

August 2007November 2007 (4 months) Sacramento, California Area

Performed beatchecks calling police and sheriff stations within a 200-mile radius, checked newswires for stories, organized news and court files, checked court cases online, participated in news meetings and traveled with photojournalists for assignments and ran errands for staff.

Robert Small's Education

Azusa Pacific University

Journalism

20112012

Athletics department videographer, co-host on "The Big Red and Rob Show" on the student-run KAPU 104.7 radio station.

Activities and Societies: Videography, Radio, Social Media

Sacramento City College

Associate in Arts, Journalism

20072010

Wrote general news, sports and feature articles, filmed reports, recorded podcasts and took photos for the school's award-winning, student-run newspaper Sac City Express. (http://www.saccityexpress.com)

Won a Journalism Association of Community Colleges Sports Game Story Honorable Mention.

Activities and Societies: Newspaper, Photography, Videography, Social Media, Interviewing, Podcasting

Center High School

High School Diploma

20022006

Graduated with honors after completing Media Communications Academy's three-year program that focused on journalism and other media.

Won 2006 MCA Senior of the Year Award for work as a producer, reporter, editor and photographer with the school's student-run television show MCA-TV Channel 25 News.

Robert Small's Skills & Expertise

  1. Sports Writing
  2. Journalism
  3. Newspaper
  4. Video Editing
  5. Social Media
  6. Social Networking
  7. Breaking News
  8. Sports
  9. Online Journalism
  10. Television News Production
  11. Web Content Creation
  12. AP Style Writing
  13. Copy Editing
  14. Research
  15. Photography
  16. Videography
  17. Audio Editing
  18. Photoshop
  19. Final Cut Pro
  20. Facebook
  21. Twitter
  22. YouTube
  23. Photojournalism
  24. Sports Radio
  25. Radio
  26. Blogging
  27. Fact-checking
  28. Audacity
  29. ENPS
  30. Avid
  31. iPhone
  32. iPad
  33. Android
  34. MacBook Pro
  35. New Media Strategy
  36. Online News
  37. Newspapers
  38. AP Style
  39. Television
  40. Magazines

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